John Clarke Classic

All those years ago, The Games helped us laugh at the seriousness (real and imagined) behind Sydney hosting the games. I remember back when he successful bid was announced, people partied late into the night and slept (briefly) in the office before continuing on pretending to do work through the day.

Looking for some light relief, I’ve just re-read the script to the second series. This is not a book that is readily available – I haven’t been able to find an online image of the cover!

But what a gem it is.  Tightly written, cuttingly satirical and all too prophetic.  Was the incident about the $3,000 bottle of 1959 Grange on the news or in the script this week?

The Games and Roy and HG’s The Dream were highlights of the Sydney Olympics and of Australian TV at the time.

Feeling very inspired to pick up the DVD on ebay and have another look.